Small Warehouse or Storage Facility Fire Risk Assessment
This Small Warehouse or Storage Facility Fire Risk Assessment is intended for a small warehouse or storage facility, no matter what product is stored at the facility.
Even in the newest, cleanest stores there is a risk of fire. How large or small that risk is depends on what is stored and what controls are in place.
Under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 businesses are required to carry out a fire risk assessment. For a basic storage unit the Duty Holder can carry out the risk assessment themselves but it is recommended that a competent person is instructed to assist in this important task. This fire risk assessment has recently been reviewed in line with current best practice and is now more comprehensive and easier to use.
This document does not provide an exhaustive list and there may be items in respect of the storage facility concerned that are not on the list. For this reason the form contains blank boxes for additional items specific to the particular circumstances, which you can use as needed.
When doing the fire risk assessment you must:
- Identify any flammable substances, where they are, whether they are inert, segregated from any others.
- Consider your alarm system and escape routes.
- Consider what fire extinguishers you have, type and location.
- Consider employees and visitors who may be at risk.
The requirement for businesses to carry out fire risk assessments applies to all non-domestic premises.
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